For the record:
Interview about Chinese economy and my new Postcards book, Saturday All Things Considered, here.
Excerpt from the book in the indispensable Danwei.org, here.
Fresh Air interview, recorded in the unconscious 3am zone in Beijing, scheduled for broadcast today, link as available.
Previously: Q-and-A with Kate Merkel-Hess of The China Beat, here.
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